Politics Barack Obama

  • From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan- South Korea alliances, he appears set to be charting a course far different from previous administrations. Yet, in other areas, including North Korea, India and Pakistan, Trump appears ready to carry forward well-established U.S. policy. Killing the TPP may open the way for other...

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    Trump will use his personal Twitter account instead of the official handle reserved for the head of state, The Times of London reported.

  • President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health insurance law, but said the plan was...

  • President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times following a meeting with editors at the paper on November 22, 2016.

    Trump also pledged to force pharmaceutical companies to directly negotiate drug prices with the government, The Washington Post reports.

  • President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times following a meeting with editors at the paper on November 22, 2016.

    Donald Trump's decision to play hardball with China could backfire, the SMCP reports.

  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

    Politician John Lewis said he wouldn't invite the president-elect to Selma, citing the impossibility of working with him, NBC News reports.

  • A man holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

    Two worlds are suddenly colliding for Joshua Kushner, brother of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, The New York Times reports.

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016.

    Questions surrounding Scott Pruitt's tactics with big business have surfaced, The New York Times reports.

  • BOGOR, Indonesia— Japan and Indonesia on Sunday affirmed a deepening of economic and political ties during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is using a four-nation tour of Asia to underscore his government's role in countering China's assertiveness in the South China Sea. After meeting with Abe, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said...

  • BOSTON— Donald Trump's election has propelled Sen. In just the past few weeks, Warren has penned a scathing 16- page critique of Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos; grilled his pick for housing secretary, Ben Carson; co-sponsored legislation requiring the president and vice president to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts...

  • WASHINGTON— It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Virginia- based Don's Johns calls itself the Washington area's top provider of portable toilet rentals. Robert Weghorst, chief operating officer for Don's Johns, said he did not know the logos were covered up until The Associated Press reported on it Friday,...

  • With a near party-line 227-198 House vote, Congress gave final approval Friday to a budget that will ease passage of a still-unwritten bill replacing Obama's overhaul with a GOP edition. Friday's roll call sets the stage for what likely will be weeks or months— at least— of GOP efforts to write legislation and push it through Congress. While that will be...

  • The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them that they could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars in fines under the federal health care law if they don't sign up soon through HealthCare.gov. The administration is counting on IRS reminders to help sign up as many people as possible before open...

  • HAVANA, Jan 13- The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro's economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week. "The goal of the U.S. business community has shifted from seeking more from Cuba to preserving what exists from the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Justice Department, which started investigating alleged collusion between the nation's major airlines in mid-2015, will not bring an antitrust case against the carriers before the Obama administration leaves office at the end of next week, according to a person familiar with the situation. The civil investigation has not been closed,...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of dollars. Documents show the pipeline repair criteria was altered to give companies more...

  • President Obama laughs with Vice President Biden as they sit courtside at the NCAA men's college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke.

    Their leadership strategies could help your company run more smoothly.

  • The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them that they could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars in fines under the federal health care law if they don't sign up soon through HealthCare.gov. The administration is counting on IRS reminders to help sign up as many people as possible before open...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The Obama administration took steps on Friday to lift a 20- year-old trade embargo against Sudan, unfreeze assets and remove financial sanctions in what the White House said was a response to the African nation's cooperation in fighting Islamic State and other groups, angering human rights organizations. The move in the last days of the...

  • Chicago police officers surround a police vehicle as they watch demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, December 18, 2015 in Chicago.

    The Justice Department concluded that the police department suffers from widespread racial bias, patterns of excessive force, poor training and oversight of misconduct.